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Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 2

Africa, 1st Edition

Edited by Surendra J. Patel


240 pages

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Originally published in 1993, this book contains 3 studies on Africa: Algeria, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The studies underline the difficulties which Africa has faced in initiating its technological transformation. During the post WW2 period liberation from colonialism came relatively late and therefore many African countries did not have the possibility of participating in the rapid growth of global output and trade. Debt, drought and famine have put additional burdens on the economic conditions of the continet. Adverse conditions and poor infrastructure have made the continent much more vulnerable to both external and internal disturbances and as a result many countries have not had the opportunity to make a real beginning towards their transformation.

Table of Contents

Preface. Part 1: Algeria Abdellatif Benachenhou

1.Introduction: Technological Trends of the Colonial Economy

2. 1962: State of the Country

3. The Evolution of Production and Its Structure: Consequences on International Trade and the Interior

4. Employment Dynamics and the Qualifications Problem

5. The Evolution of Investments from 1962 to 1984

6. Technological Transformation and Producer Goods Policies

7. Implementation of the Sciencific and Technical Option in the Educational System

8. A Successful Technological Transformation Process: The Iron and Steel Industry Case

9. Agricultural Intensification Difficulties in Algeria

10. Technological Transformation and Development from 1880 to 1984

Part 2: Tanzania S. M. Wangwe

1. Introduction

2. The Economic and Technological Setting in 1961

3. Growth, Structural Change and Technological Transformation

4. Managing the Dynamics of Technological Transformation

5. Conclusion

6. Appendix Tables

Part 3: Zimbabwe Mohamed B. E. Fayez

1. Introduction

2. Growth and Structural Changes in the Economy

3. Development in Technology-Embodying Inputs and their Utilization

4. Managing the Dynamics of Technological Development

5. Concluding Assessment

About the Editor

Surendra J. Patel

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Business of Technology

Originally published between 1967 and 1999 the 50 volumes in this set examine the impact of technology on economics and international business. The volumes:

  • Present a synthesis of business functions and economic analysis and ask what the implications for skills development are and the effect of public policy
  • Report on global companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport, telecommunications and energy.
  • Look at the way in which some businesses in high technology manufacturing industry have organised their structures and processes in order to manage product innovation effectively.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory